Virtual Wine Tasting: De Beaurepaire Wines 2016 'Le Chevalier' Merlot–Cabernet–Petit Verdot

This week, Sommelier Daniel Tapia talks about the characteristics of De Beaurepaire Wines 2016 ‘Le Chevalier’ Merlot–Cabernet–Petit Verdot.

'Le Chevalier' is a blend of three classic Bordeaux varieties – Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot harvested in April 2016. Merlot for middle palate and depth; Cabernet for structure, brightness and acid; and Petit Verdot for colour and intensity.


'Le Chevalier' has a vibrant red colour with purple hues and displays aromas of mocha, dark cherry and blackcurrant. The palate is long with berry, chocolate and spice characters with integrated French oak, and has a soft, ripe, balanced tannin finish.


When matching food and wine, transitions should be factored in. 'Le Chevalier' can be an excellent solution for the central part of your meal covering at least two courses. This wine is well suited to classic beef, game or lamb roasts or stews like côte de boeuf or Pauillac lamb. Stronger cheeses like Roquefort, Camembert and Brie work well with the tannins.


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De Beaurepaire Wines

182 Cudgegong Road, Rylstone NSW 2849

0429 787 705

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